Posts Tagged ‘Thordon Bearings’

Thordon solves Navenor bearing problem

Thordon solves Navenor bearing problem
Based on the success of the SXL retrofits, Salinor/Navenor approached Thortech to supply a complete bearing and seal package for the shallow draught bulker Comandante Paschoal Thordon Bearings has completed a range of water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations to a third salt lugger in the...
December 3rd, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon Thorplas-Blue found to reduce operating costs while creating a safer working environment

Thordon Thorplas-Blue found to reduce operating costs while creating  a safer working environment
The Thordon ThorPlas-Blue bearings in-situ on the vessel The grease-free ThorPlas-Blue bearings Thordon supplied and installed to a Mississippi River line haul boat recently have helped reduce the vessel’s operating costs while creating a safer working environment for the crew. When this 180 ft (54.9m)...
July 3rd, 2018 | HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Oil-to-water conversion success for Great Lakes bulkers

Oil-to-water conversion success for Great Lakes bulkers
Interlake’s Herbert C Jackson The oil-to-water lubricated tailshaft conversion Thordon Bearings carried out last year to the 26,260dwt Great Lakes Fleet-managed bulk carrier SS John G. Munson has successfully completed its first season as a diesel-powered ship. The shaft conversion of the 1952-built...
June 4th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Alexis Marine to retrofit Rivertough to salt lugger

Alexis Marine to retrofit Rivertough to salt lugger
.. Louisiana-based workboat operator Alexis Marine has awarded a supply contract to Thordon Bearings for the retrofitting of 6in diameter RiverTough bearings to MV Kristin Alexis, the 60ft (18.2m) twin-screw towboat built by Bollinger Shipyard in 1969. Both the vessel’s shafts will be withdrawn at...
May 15th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technology | Read More

No return to oil for STQ Ferries

No return to oil for STQ Ferries
STQ retrofitted Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearings to the double-ended ferries Armand-Imbeau more than 20 years ago It is more than twenty years since Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) retrofitted Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearings to the...
November 1st, 2017 | Cruise Ferry, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Technical, Technology | Read More

Going to California: THORDON man prepares for 877km charity race

Going to California: THORDON man prepares for 877km charity race
Sam wearing his Thordon-sponsored jersey outside the famous Raffles Hotel, Singapore, during training sessions for the LifeCycle ride Sam Williams, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, Eastern Asia, will join 3000 cyclists this June in an 877km bike ride across California to raise funds for the...
May 15th, 2017 | Charity, Sports | Read More

Thordon bearings and Drydocks World team up….

Thordon bearings and Drydocks World team up….
Mr. Terry McGowan, President and CEO, Thordon Bearings (seated right), and Mr Mohammad Rizal (left), Chief Operating Officer of Drydocks World- Dubai, sign an agreement that affirms the two companies’ efforts to convert ships to seawater lubricated propeller shaft lines from oil THORDON BEARINGS AND...
May 4th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Government support for Thordon bearings with “Build in Canada” award

Government support for Thordon bearings with “Build in Canada” award
The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member of Parliament for Burlington (Centre), with Thordon Bearings’ Vice-Chair and Human Resources Director Anna Galoni and President and CEO Terry McGowan The Government of Canada has signed a procurement agreement with Thordon...
May 1st, 2017 | Awards, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Deck machinery must be assessed for Polar compatibility, advises Thordon Bearings

Deck machinery must be assessed for Polar compatibility, advises Thordon Bearings
“Conventional oils and greases, even so-called environmentally acceptable lubricants, are not biodegradable in extreme temperatures,” said Scott Groves, pictured With the Polar Code now in force, Thordon Bearings has urged shipowners and managers to verify that their vessels’ deck machinery...
April 4th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon’s Seathigor for Maritime Environmental Award

Thordon’s Seathigor for Maritime Environmental Award
Thordon Bearings’ SeaThigor has been nominated in the technology category of the Green4Sea Awards 2017 SeaThigor, the forward propeller shaft seal Thordon Bearings introduced to the market last year, has been nominated in the technology category of the Green4Sea awards, which will take place in Athens...
March 14th, 2017 | Awards, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon advises World Ocean Council members on the need to resolve the operational oil issue

Thordon advises World Ocean Council members on the need to resolve the operational oil issue
Graig Carter The representatives of international organisations, government agencies, industry and academia attending the World Ocean Council’s fourth Sustainable Ocean Summit last week were left in no doubt about the damage oil-lubricated propeller shaft systems are having on the marine environment. In...
December 5th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Tough bearings and seals for river work to be showcased at International Workboat Show

Tough bearings and seals for river work to be showcased at International  Workboat Show
Taking stock. RiverTough Bearings prior to delivery. Thordon Bearings will present its environmentally safe and long-life RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals, which were developed specially for workboats, at the International Workboat Show, taking place in New Orleans this November/December.  The...
November 28th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Impala operations optimised with RiverTough conversion

Impala operations optimised with RiverTough conversion
Installation of Thordon Bearings’ RiverTough bearing to Impala Zambrano Thordon Bearings has successfully completed the oil to water-lubricated tailshaft bearing conversions of the first four of 15 Impala Terminals Colombia-operated tug/tow boats. Impala Zambrano, the first of 15 triple-screw and...
October 25th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon retrofits TG100 seals to Hornblower flagship

Thordon retrofits TG100 seals to Hornblower flagship
Inspiration Hornblower has converted to the maintenance-free TG100 mechanical tail-shaft seals Thordon Bearings’ US West Coast Distributor, Pacific Marine Equipment has successfully completed the installation of a pair of TG100 mechanical propeller shaft seals to Hornblower Cruises & Events’...
September 20th, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Thordon introduces Global Service and Support concept

Thordon introduces Global Service and Support concept
Thordon Bearings’ Global Service & Support network operates 24/7 in more than 100 countries Canada’s Thordon Bearings has introduced a global service and support (GSS) service to assist ship owners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance and shaft/stern...
September 6th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon Bearings to showcase ThorPlas-Blue at Posidonia

Thordon Bearings to showcase ThorPlas-Blue at Posidonia
greased morring winch bearing Thordon Bearings will attend next week’s Posidonia to showcase a range of environmentally-safe polymer bearing technologies from its maritime product portfolio. With increasing market awareness and demand for its award-winning COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft...
June 2nd, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technology | Read More

Thordon Bearings launches oil savings calculator

Thordon Bearings launches oil savings calculator
The Oil Savings Calculator calculates the amount of operational oil prevented from leaking into the world’s oceans with a seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing Thordon Bearings has developed a bespoke modelling tool capable of calculating the amount of operational oil prevented from leaking into...
April 20th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Greenland cements Thordon’s environmentally safe future

Greenland cements Thordon’s environmentally safe future
The “Greenland” during her sea trials Extensive sea trials aboard Greenland, the world’s first LNG-fuelled short-sea dry bulk vessel, have validated the performance of Thordon Bearings COMPAC propeller shaft solution, indicating that seawater-lubricated bearing systems are applicable to...
February 8th, 2016 | Bunkering, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

New class rules sound death knell for oil-lubricated prop shafts

New class rules sound death knell for oil-lubricated prop shafts
Typical seawater lubricated propeller shaft system (courtesy of Thordon Bearings Inc) Thordon Bearings has welcomed the introduction this week of a new classification society notation allowing extended inspection periods for propeller shafts using seawater-lubricated bearings. DNV GL’s new voluntary...
January 22nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

No wear for Rivertough after 20000h in Alaskan waters

No wear for Rivertough after 20000h in Alaskan waters
Inland Barge Services’ push boat Ramona serves the communities along Alaska’s Yukon River (courtesy of Inland Barge Service Inc) No wear for Rivertough after more than 20, 000 hours in abrasive Alaskan waters After nine years of operation in the harsh, abrasive waters of Alaska’s Yukon River, aboard...
January 18th, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

THORDON’S Compac ordered for Meriaura’s coasters

THORDON’S Compac ordered for Meriaura’s coasters
An artist’s impression of the VG EcoCoaster™ design Thordon Bearings’ Swedish distributor, Duwel Sweden, has signed a contract with Caterpillar Propulsion for the supply and installation of Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems to the two general cargo ships Dutch shipyard...
August 24th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon Bearings to open environmental management session at LISW

Thordon Bearings to open environmental management session at LISW
Craig Carter Shipping folk attending this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW) will be able to find out exactly why seawater-based propeller shaft lubricants are the most cost effective way of complying with environmental regulations. In a paper to be presented during LISW at the Fathom-organised...
August 14th, 2015 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Thordon bearings’ Compac to keep seaside clean

Thordon bearings’ Compac to keep seaside clean
Thordon Bearing’s Commercial Director, Andy Edwards MSC Cruises has specified Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft system for the first of two (plus option) Seaside-class cruise ships currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard. The 154, 000grt twin-screw...
July 15th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon Bearings secures new Alaska Ferry contract

Thordon Bearings secures new Alaska Ferry contract
Thordon Bearings exhibited its COMPAC system at Nor-Shipping this week Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply its COMPAC system to two Alaska Ferry newbuilds under construction at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Canada-based company, the world’s leading supplier of...
June 5th, 2015 | Associations, Cruise Ferry, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

THORDON Bearings to supply the “most luxurious ever built”…

THORDON Bearings to supply the “most luxurious ever built”…
THORDON BEARINGS TO SUPPLY THE ‘MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT’ WITH  SEAWATER-LUBRICATED COMPAC SYSTEM Thordon Bearings has received an order through its Italian distributor Pedrotec to supply a seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing package to Seven Seas Explorer, the 56,...
March 12th, 2015 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More